According to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the vendor drug Medicaid program payments will be delayed one day this week. Direct deposit payments will be available Thursday, Aug. 18.

Payment for Medicaid claims submitted Aug. 5 to 11 will be paid Thursday, Aug. 18, rather than Wednesday, Aug. 17. The next Medicaid claim payment will resume on the regular cycle.

Please note that this does not affect payment for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Kidney Health Care program, or the Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program.